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Vet. Terminology

The Cardiovascular System - The Breakdown

TermDefinition
a- (prefix) without, absence of, not
diastol(o)- (root) expansion
systol(o)- (root) contraction
Tachy- (prefix) fast
brady- (prefix) slow
angi(o)- (root) vessel
echo- (root) a returned sound (i.e. ultrasound)
-gram (suffix) a recording
electr(o)- (root) electricity
-pathy (suffix) a disease of
-tomy (suffix) to cut
phleb(o)- (root) vein
-ule (suffix) a small
ven(o)- (root) vein
-ole (suffix) a small
arter(o)- (root) artery
pulmon(o)- (root) lung
aort(o)- (root) aorta
ventricul(o)- (root) ventricle
atri(o)- (root) atrium
endo- (prefix) within
my(o)- (root) muscle
epi- (prefix) upon
peri- (prefix) around
-ist (suffix) one who, one that, specialist
log(o)- (root) to study or knowledge
-ac (suffix) pertaining to
cardi(o) (root) heart
Created by: Raevyn1